Tents you can stand in: 5 best options in 2023

Tired of having to get on all fours to crawl in, out, and around your camping tent? Didn’t know there were tents you can stand in?

Your camping experience is about to get a whole lot better!

Imagine being able to change inside your tent without having to awkwardly lie down to do so. Or be able to stretch your legs out while waiting out a rain storm.

Height is one thing that separates these tents, but far from the only great feature.

Each of the tents on this list has multiple awesome things that distinguish it from the tons of different options on the market.

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Runner-Up

Moosejaw Comfortress

  • Peak Height: 78"

  • Square Footage: 116 sq. ft.

  • Huge vestibule/porch

Best Overall

Big Agnes

Big House 6P

  • Peak Height: 80"

  • Square Footage: 89 sq. ft.

  • Includes carrying pack

Top Choice

Best Value

Coleman

Skydome 8P

  • Peak Height: 76"

  • Square Footage: 108 sq. ft.

  • Extra wide door

What qualifies as a tent you can stand in?

Depending on how tall you are, this may make a big difference.

I considered tents that have a 6-foot (72″) or taller peak. So at a minimum, if you are 6 feet tall or under, you would be able to stand up in the tent.

Other considerations

I also considered tent weight and usage. For example, there are canvas tents that you could stand in, but weigh 100+ pounds. For this list, I did not consider a product like that as it is a more specialized tent and not one I generally recommend for folks.

Additionally, the tent had to actually be a camping tent. For example, a standard canopy “tent” does not count as they are not meant to be camped under.

Tent Name

Peak Height

Dimensions

Weight

Big Agnes Big House 6P

6' 8"

9.8' x 8.3'

16 lbs. 14 oz.

Moosejaw Comfortress 8P

6' 6"

14' x 8.3'

32 lbs. 8 oz.

Coleman Skydome 8P

6' 4"

12' x 9'

22 lbs. 9 oz.

Kelty Rumpus 6P

6' 3"

9.8' x 8.75'

18 lbs. 7 oz.

Eureka Copper Canyon LX 6P

7'

10' x 10'

21 lbs. 15 oz.

Overview of the best camping tents that you can stand in

1. Big Agnes Big House 6P

If you are a taller camper or just like having the ability to stand fully up inside your camping tent, the Big Agnes Big House 6P is made for you.

The Big House 6P is a double-wall tent that has plenty of mesh along the upper part of the tent to increase airflow and reduce condensation.

Big Agnes does offer a vestibule add-on to the Big House that gives you extra storage space or just more room to spread out while you wait out a rain storm.

big agnes big house

Best Overall

Big Agnes Big House 6P

  • Plenty of interior storage pockets

  • Spacious headroom throughout entire tent

  • Two doors of entry/exit

5/5

Pros

  • High ceiling throughout the entire tent

  • Plenty of interior storage

  • Two doors into/out of the tent

The nearly vertical walls of the Big House 6 give it a big feel on the inside. Not only is there almost 7 feet of height in the center, but maintains above or near 6 feet around the perimeter too. This means that you can walk around the inside of the tent without hunching over.

This is great in the morning or evening if you need to change clothes. It also means you can wait out the rain and stretch your legs at the same time, without having to lay out on the floor.

Another great feature of this tent is the storage space on the inside. You get a total of 8 interior pockets to conveniently store gear throughout the day or night. These pockets are great for storing your phone, keys, headlamps, and other items that you want to keep easily accessible.

Having two doors makes for a convenient entry and exit. In nice weather, you can open up both doors for excellent airflow. Plus, the doors are nearly 6 feet tall, meaning you can easily come and go without having to awkwardly duck your head. (unless you are a taller camper)

Cons

  • Does not include a vestibule or footprint

  • Not the best in high winds

  • Can be difficult to set up with one person

Not having a tent footprint is not a deal breaker, as many tents do not include them. But, lacking a vestibule is a bit disappointing from Big Agnes. They do sell an add-on vestibule if you love the tent, but want some extra space.

The front door of the tent has a fun “welcome mat” built-in, but since the rain fly does not extend over it, it cannot be used as a vestibule.

If you do a lot of camping in windy conditions, you are probably already aware of the trade-off with taller tents. Tall tents generally do not do well in high winds. The vertical walls of the Big House are (obviously) not very aerodynamic. If you do run into wind, make sure the tent is taut and hope to avoid a super high gust.

2. Moosejaw Comfortress 8P

The Comfortress delivers high ceilings and plenty of living space. Making it an excellent option for tall campers or families.

On the heavier side, the Comfortress 8P is going to exclusively be for car camping and is much easier with multiple people to fully set up. Though, unless you want to feel like you are camping in a palace, you will likely have some fellow campers to help.

For a tunnel tent, the Comfortress has solid head space throughout. Thanks to the fairly vertical walls, which allow you to move around without worrying about hitting your head.

Runner Up

Moosejaw Comfortress 8P

  • Big vestibule (51 sq. ft.)

  • Optional room divider

  • 150D material provides a durable floor

4.5/5

Pros

  • Spacious interior and vestibule

  • Durable tent materials

  • A door at both ends of the tent

At 116 sq. ft. the Comfortress 8P is not just a tall tent, it’s a rather large tent. You will be most comfortable with 4-6 people using this tent, but you could sleep 8 without being (literally) on top of each other.

Also, the vestibule (51 sq. ft.) gives you additional living space during the day and storage space at night. This goes a long way in making this tent feel livable, not just where everyone packs in at night.

moosejaw comfortress 8P

The tent body is made of quality, durable materials. It is the floor that stands out the most though. It is 150D, which is great since the tent does not come with a footprint. (Moosejaw does not currently offer one either) I always recommend using a footprint, but you should be fine without one for this tent. (assuming the ground is not super rocky or rough)

Like the Big Agnes Big House, the Comfortress has two doors. (one at each end) This is particularly helpful on this tent because it is quite long. Having to wander from the back to the front in the evening or morning would be cumbersome.

Cons

  • Set up much easier with multiple people

  • Longer than other tents

  • Rain can puddle if guylines are not fully taut

The setup of the Comfortress 8P can be difficult to do by yourself. (if not impossible) Therefore, if you are driving separately to the campground, try not to be the first one there. Because running the poles from one side to the other before placing them into the holder can be tiring.

This tent being longer than most is nice from an interior space perspective. But, it is not so nice if your campsite is small or heavily forested. Fully set up (including the vestibule), this tent is about 22′ long, so you will want to make sure that you have enough space beforehand.

Lastly, you need to make sure the tent is fully staked out and taut in the rain. If not, rain can puddle on top of the tent, and particularly the vestibule. This can lead to the tent roof sagging.

3. Coleman Skydome 8P

Coleman makes all-around solid entry-level tents, and the Skydome 8P is no exception. The Skydome is a free-standing, dome tent with steeper tent walls to create more headspace.

If you are looking for the most feature-rich or most durable camping tent on the market, this will not meet those expectations. This tent caters more to the occasional camper who wants to keep the price tag as low as possible.

Even though the Skydome 8 falls into the “budget” category, that is not to say it lacks any good qualities.

 

Best Value

Coleman Skydome 8P

  • Easy set-up

  • Pre-attached poles

  • Budget friendly

4.5/5

Pros

  • Simple design/setup

  • Spacious tent interior

  • Price friendly

The Skydome 8P aligns with most other Coleman tents with its simple, non-flashy design. It is a classic dome-shaped tent, with a little bit of extra headroom. This (in addition to the pre-attached poles) makes the set-up super easy and simple. You could set the Skydome up by yourself in 5-10 minutes.

In addition to the headroom, the Skydome offers a sprawling interior. The floor is 12′ x 9′ which gives you the ability to move around a bit within the tent. Plus, the steep walls ensure that you are able to stand up throughout most of the inside.

coleman skydome 8P

If price is your number 1 priority, the Skydome 8P is an excellent option, as it comes in under $200. This makes it a great car camping tent if you camp 1-2 times per year. Or if you usually camp with a smaller tent, but want something bigger to use a couple of times per year.

Cons

  • Low wind resistance

  • Pre-attached poles (cannot replace)

  • Single door

As with all tents, everything is not sunshine and rainbows with the Skydome 8P. Coleman says that it is good in winds up to 35 mph, but I would hesitate to take it out if gusts are over 20 mph. Tall tents do not stand up to wind as well, plus, this tent is not made with the strongest, most durable materials.

One feature of the Skydome that is a double-edged sword is the pre-attached poles. They make setup super simple, but they are difficult to repair and cannot be repaired/replaced if they become detached from the tent body. So, if the pole connectors get ripped/torn off, you will have to buy a new tent.

Unlike the previous two tents, the Skydome only comes with one door. The door is nice and wide, making it easy to move gear in and out. But, you do not have the option of entering/exiting from the front and back. Which on longer trips, or if you have more people using the tent, can be an annoying inconvenience.

4. Kelty Rumpus 6P

The Kelty Rumpus 6P is a great choice for someone who loves hanging around the campsite all day. If I were doing a weekend camping trip on a lakeshore or along the ocean, this would be a tent I would reach for.

You will not be blown away by any superficial features of the Rumpus 6P. It provides a lot of good, while not particularly wowing you in any one way.

Overall, you end up with a quality, comfortable tent that is spacious inside. (and out) There are some negatives with the Rumpus that prevent it from ranking higher on this list.

Great for beach or lake camping

Kelty Rumpus 6P

  • Huge front vestibule

  • Quick set-up

  • Front and rear doors

4/5

Pros

  • Large (functional) vestibule

  • Easy setup

  • Two doors

If there is one feature of the Rumpus 6P that makes it stand out from others in its class, it is the front vestibule. It is large enough to sit a folding camp chair (or two), a couple of large coolers, or all the extra outdoor gear you brought along. This is what makes this tent an appealing one to bring on a trip where you will be spending a lot of time at the campsite.

You may think having this big vestibule makes the Rumpus 6P difficult to set up, but it is rather easy. Kelty uses “Kelty Quick Corners” to make the setup quicker and easier. This feature has to slip the tent poles into pockets/sleeves at each corner. It shouldn’t take more than 5-10 minutes once you get used to setting it up.

Getting back to a tent that has two doors with the Rumpus. It may seem like an insignificant feature, but you will really appreciate having multiple ways into/out of the tent when there are 4+ people in it.

Cons

  • Floor material on the thin side

  • Rain fly does not fully cover the rear door

  • Poles are prone to breaking

The drawbacks of the Rumpus 6P may be dealbreakers for you as they have more to do with the longevity of the tent. The entire tent is made of 68D polyester. This thickness is suitable for the tent walls but is on the thin side for the floor. With the tent fabric being that thin on the floor, I definitely recommend you use a footprint with the Rumpus 6P.

kelty rumpus 6P

Another issue that may give you pause is that the rain fly does not provide full, complete coverage on the rear of the tent. The rain fly tapers down to a point at the ground. This can allow water to puddle at the rear of your tent (right outside the door) during a rainstorm with even a little bit of wind.

The Rumpus 6P uses fiberglass poles, which are fairly common in entry-level tents. I have heard more instances than usual of campers having issues with the poles breaking or the shock cord inside of the pole breaking. Normally, this would not give me huge reservations, but coupled with the thinner tent materials, the longevity of this tent is a consideration.

5. Eureka Copper Canyon LX 6P

With the tallest peak height in my top 5, there is a lot to like about the Copper Canyon LX 6P. As a true cabin tent, you get a lot of usable space inside, including a lot of headroom throughout the entire tent.

One of the drawbacks of the Copper Canyon LX 6P is the lack of vestibule(s). Without any outdoor storage, this tent cannot really be used as a true 6-person tent. You can fit 6 sleeping bags inside, but not if you want to store anything out of the elements.

copper canyon LX 6

Overall, this tent is geared toward campers who prioritize having a high ceiling. The other features of this tent are adequate but will leave you wanting a bit more.

Great for families

Eureka Copper Canyon LX 6P

  • 7-foot peak height

  • Mesh windows on each side

  • Great airflow and ventilation

4/5

Pros

  • Roomy feel inside

  • Plenty of windows

  • Easy setup for size

Cabin-style tents are known for having a lot of headroom, and Eureka took that to the extreme with this one. With a peak height of 7′ and almost vertical walls, this feels more like a room in your house than a camping tent. You will have no problem moving around with ease or changing.

The Copper Canyon LX 6P sports 3 windows (plus the door), giving you the ability to have airflow from every direction. This helps with ventilation during the day and night, but they can be easily covered for full privacy. Having this many windows is one of the features that make this tent stand out.

With a tent this size, you can run into difficulty setting it up, but the Copper Canyon is easier than some other cabin tents. Setting up the tent is (obviously) easier with more than one person, but you can set it up by yourself without little trouble.

Cons

  • Does not hold up in the wind

  • Rainfly does not provide full coverage

  • Comes with cheap stakes

As with any cabin tent, wind is an issue for this one. The steep walls provide great interior space but catch the wind very easily. If not staked down securely, you could come back to an empty campsite, inhabiting a bush or tree a few spots down.

The rain fly on this tent does not come all the way down to the ground. This can become an issue if a rainstorm hits with some decent wind. The large mesh windows could allow some water in if the rain is being blown sideways.

For a tent that needs to be staked out very well, the Copper Canyon LX 6P comes with some cheap, thin stakes. You could get away with using them in nice weather, but I would recommend getting some more durable ones.

FAQ

No, most camping tents you cannot stand up in. Though, taller campers and long-term campers may enjoy the ability to stand up and move around easier.

Most dome tents you cannot stand in, but there are some larger ones that you may be able to stand in, depending on your height.

The most common types of tents that you can stand up in are cabin tents and tunnel tents.

Conclusion

Having ample floor space is nice in a camping tent, but adding the ability to stand up gives a whole new meaning to livability in a tent. Whether you are a tall camper or someone who just does not like having to crawl around the inside of your tent, having a tent that you can stand up in is an incredible thing.

There are some tents that rely solely on their peak height as their selling point, while others provide you with a lot of additional nice features.

Whichever of these you find to be the best for you, get out there for your next outdoor trip soon to explore what is out there!

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